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5 Dress Trends that will have you summer ready // ft.Dresslily

Hi Lovelies,

At how many dresses do you stop and tell yourself “enough is enough” I ask this question every season and still when summer comes around, I find myself scrolling through yet another shopping rabbit hole trying to decide mini or long, body con or flair, pastel or black (Always Black) well this summer I plan to stick to these staple dress trends that will not only give variety but keep you ahead of the fashion curb.

When it comes to fashion, summer is the best time to play around with your style and since layering is not in the cards for most, staple pieces paired with some playful accessories and shades will balance out the perfect outfit for the books. Bold patterns, animal print, bright colors, polka dots, sleeveless dress, puffy sleeves, and corsets are all the rave, if you leave this post without one of these trends in mind, just remember animal print is the way.

This summer is meant to explore your sense of style and try new looks, these are just some suggestions to get started. I rounded a few shoppable looks from Dresslily, that are totally affordable and the epitome of the season’s hottest trends.

Print Dresses

Floral Leaf Ruffle Wrap Dress

Floral, animal print, polka dots, feathers, whatever the pattern printed dresses are always a must, not just for the summer but any season for that matter. I chose this floral, leaf print wrap dress, for under $30. For the summer printed dresses can be easily paired with other contrasting patterns and colors and don’t be afraid to go crazy with the boldest of accessories,shoes, and jewelry its the summer have FUN!

Lace Up Dresses

Floral Lace Skater Dress

Lace is definitely considered the “one woman show” of all patterns, many wouldn’t think to wear lace as a go-to summer print because it’s an occasional print, but bold colors and prints can change this to the perfect outfit. I recently looked at the selection of laced up dresses on the dresslily website and they have a ton to choose from, but this dress I chose is the perfect summertime dress, skater dresses are easy to dress up or down;you could wear sandals, heels, or sneakers– the thing about lace is that you can still be chic but with a hint of rebel or sass! This dress is under $40

Florals

Ruffle Hem Cinched Crop Top and Maxi Skirt

Of course floral print is the obvious choice of the summer; flowers are very colorful; and feminine giving you the option to play with lots of jewelry or no jewelry, heels or flats, statement bag or clutch, there are endless possibilities when it comes to this print. Now here’s a statement piece you’ll want in your closet This floral 2-piece is under $30 and is statement piece on it’s own, add a few pieces of jewelry and some wedged sandals = perfect instagram feed.

Dresses for Curves

Ladder Cut Open Shoulder Fitted Dress

Body con dresses are the perfect dresses to show off curves; and you can dress them up just as easy. This off the shoulder knee length dress is only $26.

Sleeveless Dresses

Sheer Embroidered Sleeveless Trapeze Dress

Sleeveless dresses are bound to be the go-to of the summer. I chose this embroidered tank dress that is under $20 now this is definitely a steal when it comes to deals. When it comes to tank dresses you can easily layer it with other items of clothing and play with this simple look and make it a show stopper, or if you’re a minimalist ( like me) you’ll wear it as is, and add some chunky sneakers & jewelry.


I hope you enjoyed this post be sure to check out the site if you are interested in the items in the post ( link within the post) also be sure to tell me what’s your favorite summer trend. Follow my instagram for the latest post & updates.

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Style Guide to Styling swimwear// SPRING EDIT

Hi Lovelies.

Tis the season of music festivals, pool parties, and other outdoor activities! And while it is a little early to be planning what you’ll be wearing at Coachella all the while the world is in quarantine (due to the coronavirus) we are all praying that this pandemic ends; here is a little fashion inspiration to look forward to.

With the summer swiftly approaching, I am finding myself switching my jeans to shorts, and hoodies to crop tops; and while making these drastic changes in my wardrobe, I have discovered that swimsuits are the new co ord outfit for the upcoming season. I know what you’re thinking, “aren’t swimsuits for the pool?” Total misconception in fashion, swimsuits have recently took a turn for the perfect summer outfit, so while some may call it tacky I have found a few fashionable ways to style these for everyday wear. Dresslily, offers amazing swimwear at amazing prices and offers major deals on top of that!

When it comes to styling 1- piece bathing suits, there are so many selections as to what to wear, take this outfit for example; I styled this simple 1- piece with a pair of leather joggers, some chunky ankle boots ( which is in style, btw) an off the shoulder handbag, and of course, some jewels. Styling up neutrals is so much fun, because you can keep it minimalistic with adding more neutrals or pairing it with some color pieces, either way you’ll be able to take the perfect pic for Instagram.

For the second look I chose an animal print 2- piece bikini, don’t be intimidated animal print is just a bolder version of a neutral. I paired this with some faux leather shorts and a jean jacket and some sneakers; obviously this was a reference to all my festival go-ers.

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I hope you enjoyed this styling post, be sure to Like and Comment on this post tell me what your favorite look is! What’s some marathons to catch up on while we’re in for the time being ( I’m already binge watching Pretty Little Liars).

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Spring Edit // The revival of the block sandal

Hi Lovelies,

Finding the perfect spring sandal can be quite the mission. Let’s face it, while finding sundresses, shorts, rompers, and other spring attire nothing completes the look without the perfect shoe. When it comes to looking for the perfect spring clog, sandal, mule or whatever the choice may be a lot is taken into consideration when deciding what to break the bank on. I mean think about the color of the shoe, the cut, whether it’s a heel or flat, all goes into thought when picking the perfect spring heel (or flat for that matter).

I remember watching an episode of sex and the city, I forget what episode it was but charlotte had a foot obsessed admirer that gave her the most gorgeous pair of sandals for free; all she had to do was try on the shoes, and though the sandals was just shown at a glimpse I recognize the detail of that sandal down to the height of the heel. Most of the fashion that has made its way to our closets has been from the decades that we can’t stop revisiting, shoes are no different. The block sandal is the most selectable spring trend right now, and a lot of fashion seekers (including myself) are all on board for these blocked beauties.

Many designers are on the trend as well, Chanel, YSL, Jeffery Campbell, and other designers has spruced up spring with their many versions of the sandal and this is the square toe sandal everyone needs in their collection. And it’s not only designers many online boutiques, Qupid, Simmishoes, Boohoo, Public desire all have their versions as well for amazing ( all CAPS) prices. These square toe sandals offer comfort but style as well there isn’t an outfit that these shoes won’t style up. Here are few selections that I know are bound to turn heads!

Shop the Spring Edit

Shutz Posseni heel | Jeffrey Campbell Utopic Mules | Wild Diva Lounge Maze Heel | Charles by Charles David Leather Asymmetrical sandal | And other stories square toe booties | Open toe Sandals | Truffle Collection square toe sandals


Hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to like and comment on your favorite Spring shoe??

** During this time of quarantine surrounding the effects of the Coronavirus, remember to stay safe, and sanitary at all times; use this time for prayer, guidance and keeping busy**

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25mm Mink Hair lashes |Premium Hair Collection *Extra AF*

Hi Loves,

As a fellow beauty lover I feel like you can never have enough lashes, they just complete the look, and set the difference between dramatic & subtle. Recently I had the chance to work with premium hair collection and try 2 of their lash styles, one being 25mm lashes & the other a 3d mink lash, obviously I automatically said yass to the task, and the styles surpassed my expectations.

The first lash style I got to try was the 25mm lash style named “September” these lashes are so beautiful, they complement any look adding a sense of dramatics.. These lashes are amazing the lashes itself are soft; and completely natural, also the band is completely flexible making it super easy to apply on the lid. When it comes to lashes, I know doubt can be a bit obsessive and these lashes are a great addition to the collection.

The next pair is a 3d mink lash hair style named “Dubai” to say the least, these are the more subtle of the two.. The lash hairs are soft, and wispy, giving the lash look an au natural look, I favor these lashes a lot, because they can be worn daily, also they sit comfortably on the lid, without feeling like there’s a huge palm tree on the eyes ( you know the lashes I’m talm bout). The flexibility of the lash band makes the application a lot easier and quicker.

I did a little 90’s inspired makeup look to show off the lashes! Hope you enjoyed this post, If you want to see more of this content, Like and comment if you love lashes as much as I do.


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New Lash Subscription Box // Embelashes + Review

Hi Loves,  

So recently I had the opportunity to work with Embelash, which is a high quality lash subscription box that provides you with the best handmade lashes possible, so when I got the chance to try these lashes I said a quick yes. Joining Embelashes gives you the chance to try a various amount of lashes based off your monthly subscription; ranging from 2 pairs for $15 to 6 lashes monthly for $35.

When I got my box, I was super excited about the subscription; I received 2 pair of selected lashes + a free eyelash glue all in which was $15. The choice lashes were super pretty, for anyone who’s into makeup, lash obsessed, or oddly just like receiving packages in the mail this is the subscription for you. This is an auto renewal monthly subscription, so every month you’ll get a random selection of handmade lashes and if you choose to cancel there is no penalty fee. I received 2 pairs of mink lashes ( reign + dreamy) the lashes “reign” are a more subtle look compared to the “dreamy” lashes which are more dramatic. I really like these sets of lashes, the band width is flexible and easy to adjust for application.

Embelash Style “Reign”
Embelash style “Dreamy”

The Embelash glue adhesive comes with the order of lashes, the adhesive comes with a brush applicator, and though there are tons of lash glues w/ different brands, this glue comes on clear, and dries significantly fast. I really like this glue I can compare it with the duo lash glue; which works wonders. When applying lashes I put the glue on my lid first, my lashes are extremely long; and curled, so this just makes lashes so much easier, trying to apply lashes on with the glue still wet is a mess; so allow the glue to dry this allows the glue to get tacky ( in a good way) and makes applying lashes super fast + easy.

Overall I love this lash box and the selection of luxe lashes are amazing!


I hope you enjoyed this post! I want to thank Embelashes for gifting me my first box to try; also if you want to sign up — CLICK HERE — sign up to receive a free lash glue with your first month subscription.

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Valentine’s Day Style Guide

Hi Loves,

Valentine’s Day! A day that shares in giving chocolates, teddy bears, and love for the significant other in your life, personally the only love I have love for other than the unconditional love for family, is netflix and personal chocolates brought by me, given to me, but in the midst of the national holiday I will share in the gift of style. Valentine’s Day is not the traditional holiday when it pertains to fashion, it has evolved into a variety of styles, so whether you are into the classic dress for date night or totally edgy, I have provided a few choices to help with your decision making process.

The traditional style for valentine’s day has always been varied into wearing pink or red, a dress, and a pair of heels, but modern day style guides, literally everywhere have provided other options that can keep the theme of Valentine’s but not make it so obvious. The styles that I decided to choose were to show a range of styles that play with color, pattern, and length. We heard of the infamous little black dress, or lbd for short, I have a dress that shifts the lbd, to a bit more playful, the polka dot knee-length dress I picked from Missguided shows that this style doesn’t have to be matronly but more chic + modern. The polka dot print plays at different mediums, and can easily dressed up with dainty jewelry to set the look off. All the dresses provided are under $50, so if you’re looking for something inexpensive, yet good quality this would be the looks. SHOP THESE LOOKS: Blush Polka Dot Ruffle Hem Wrap Tea Dress, $37 | Blush Satin Lace Midi Dress Kimono Duo Co Ord Set, $70 | Rust Satin Strappy Cross Back Midi Dress

Category is business woman realness, and the pantsuit is sickning. This year has been the year of pantsuits and I don’t know who your style star is but mine is Zendaya, her 70’s inspired fashion collection w/ Tommy Hilfiger has turned heads for the statement pantsuits and who says you can’t be business woman chic on a date. I love pantsuits not only can they be made to mix n match; but the suit is already ready to wear, RTW. The looks I’ve chosen are perfect for your night out. The chosen looks below, all range in texture, pattern, and color; and what do they have in common? There all under $60. Shop the Looks: Blue Co Ord Shimmer Boyfriend Blazer | Brown Plaid Co Ord Super Oversized Blazer | Brick Peg Suit Trousers | Pink Co Ord Double Breasted Oversized Masculine Blazer

Nothing says comfortable like the perfect pair of pants. Who says date night can’t be a simple pair of jeans and a bodysuit. I have picked a few choices, not just because I’m obsessed with pants but you can do so much with combinations, the perfect pants can set the tone for the outfit you’re trying to create, you want edge, sophistication, subtle; you name it I got the perfect pair. Shop these Looks: Black Faux Leather Cargo Pants | Raspberry Co Ord High Waisted Denim Mom Jeans | Red Croc Texture Vinyl Leggings | Tall Light Blue High Waisted Double Slash Knee Jeans | Tan Faux Leather Seam Detail Leggings

I hope you enjoyed the looks of inspiration for Valentine’s Day or any! Be sure to check out the looks and shop the links if you see any thing you like.

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Trend Report || 90’s Nostalgia

Many trends come and go, but the effortless styles of the 90’s is endless. All hail the 90’s! When it comes to fashion trends the nostalgic 90’s has been modernized once again. The 90s were and will remain the most revolutionary era of all time, PERIOD all caps. From the brands such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, & Tommy Hilfiger, to the celebrities that we all reference, the 90’s decade just won’t seem to go away. Here are a few fashion trends that have made its way from street styles to your closet.

If you’ve asked yourself “what can I wear that is not too heavy, but not too hot” in the midst of scrambling for something to wear, windbreakers are the perfect solution to this question. Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, and more style stars have dawned this style. Windbreakers are great, they add the perfect amount of sporty flair to your ensemble. The revival of these colorful jackets, can dress up the most basic of outfits. SHOP THESE LOOKS UNDER $50

Remember the slip dress Carrie wore to go on her date w/ Mr. Big, that style moment gave spotlight to the slip dress. The 90’s slip dress is the most influential piece of representation of when runway was at it’s height of fashion. The biggest supermodels of all time have dawned this look Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, etc; and have made a complete lookbook in how to style this summer dress. Slip dresses have made it’s official debut as a summer look, but this specific dress is no one note wonder, you can pair this with skirts, jeans, or as is; either way you;re bound to turn heads, like Mrs. Bradshaw.

Animal print is anything, but subtle when it comes to fashion. Celebrities, designers, and trendsetters have taken to the streets with this bold print style and have created a look by look style guide to creating the perfect wardrobe. Leopard print, stripes, etc. are considerably the most neutral pattern to complete an outfit, being a print on all garments like dresses, tops, shoes, handbags have been made a classical pattern in fashion. No longer is animal print just considered for fall/winter season, it can be worn as a statement yearly.

Cargo pants are all the rave this season, but what about these pants are so addictive? Cargo pants have a history when it comes to fashion. In the era of the 90’s these specific pair of pants can most likely be seen with an oversized shirt, whether it was Kurt Cobain, NWA, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Aaliyah, it was made a statement by a legendary figure. In the midst of seeing Influencers sport this contemporary look, I knew that these pants were making a comeback, when “7 Rings” debuted and Ariana Grande rocked an all pink pair for the video. Cargo pants are amongst the trends that are really cute, and stylish, why not bring these back.


I hope you enjoyed the nostalgic post, I have the links of the items within the post, so feel free to shop. Do you think 90’s nostalgia is overrated?

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LOTD || Morphe 35M Boss Mood palette

HI Loves,

It feels like it’s been forever since I incorporated a makeup look on my blog, but today that changes! I’m in absolute awe of Morphe, they just give me everything I want in makeup, they consist of pigment, brushes, and best of all great prices; like what more can you ask for. Recently I was able to get their old but new 35m Boss Mood palette for $10 during Ulta’s 25 day Christmas countdown, now normally I don’t really partake in this event, but I was in need of some much needed makeup retail therapy. The Boss Mood palette consist of 35 shades from neon green to the blackest of black. I love their collection of shades; the shimmer shades are pigmented AF, and relatively smooth in texture, they glide on the lid so easily and pick up real nice. The other matte shades are really gorgeous, they have a variety of shades neon, army, berry, reds; the only color the palette need was a pink to be damn near perfect.

Anyhow I did create this purple/cranberry look using just about all the purple tones and a few hints of reds. I hope you enjoyed this very minimal post, I’ll be back with more Makeup MOndays!!

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Trend Report || AdidasxIVYPARK

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Let’s see Beyonce + Adidas, this collaborative duo can only equal a perfect outcome! Beyonce has given the world a glimpse into the latest sports collection and has managed to add unequivocal chic-ness to the line. Beyonce has been giving subtle teasers on Instagram; like sporting Adidas bling on her ears & grill, showing off her Ivy braids, but we didn’t get the real tea, until Elle magazine featured the “Queen of subtle hints” for their January issue. The collection showcases a range of clothing including bodysuits, Jackets, T shirts, as well as featuring the new line of sneakers. I’m sold, here’s all my coin!

As featured, the collection consist of an array of clothing, sweat suits, accessories, and looks into Ivy Parks first take on footwear. The line is presented in the shades of maroon, orange, and white; hitting the mark of fall tones, as well as adding the signature Adidas 3 stripe; in addition to the already BOSS collection it also have additional looks included. The price ranges from $25-250, which is quite sufficient being the line consist of a variety of looks.

Already the collection has received its seal of approval from major stars like Kelly Rowland, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Reese Witherspoon, Yara Shahidi, and many more. The collection is set to be released on January 18. So, other than me who else will be shopping the looks from the sports line?

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Trend Report ||Faux Fur Jackets

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Hi Loves,

“An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.” This famous quote from the Devil wears Prada, has been instilled in my body, not just because I’ve seen this film numerous times, but because this quote speaks truth about fashion. So how can I relate this quote to my latest trend report? Well only by relating it to another equally iconic piece of fashion that being the fur jacket (faux of course). This film had so many major fashion moments, but Miranda Priestly tossing her fur coat on the desk of, poor Andy had to be my favorite.

Let’s be real! The feeling you get when you’re wearing a faux- fur jacket, is like no other feeling by comparison. Yeah, you have your denim, and leather jackets; but dawning this statement; textured jacket, adds a simplicity and coziness to any outfit. The hype over these faux fur jackets are not misplaced, being able to come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns have made this staple piece fun to wear all while being super fashionable. Here are a few picks that I’ve chosen to get you on board of the Faux- Fur trend.

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